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Mackle Construction Company Photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS159

Scope and Contents of the Records

This collection contains images of residential, commercial, and governmental property most likely built by the Mackle Construction Company in Atlanta, Chamblee, and Augusta, Georgia, and in South Carolina. The collection contains photographs of schools, hotels, apartments, stores, an office building, and a military base. Among the photographs of buildings in Atlanta are images of the J. P. Allen Building on Whitehall Street, the Cecil Hotel on Luckie Street, the F. J. Cooledge and Sons warehouse on North Forsyth Street, Crew Street School, Elmwood Apartments on Peachtree Street, the B. F. Goodrich Rubber Company on Peachtree Street, the Hotel Dakota on North Pryor Street, the Imperial Hotel on Peachtree Street, the Moore Building on Walton Street, the North Park Apartments on Piedmont Avenue, and the Third National Bank Building on Marietta Street. A rendering of the Norris Candy Company by artist Wilbur Kurtz is also included. In addition, the collection contains 48 images of the construction of Camp Gordon in Chamblee, Georgia during World War I; renderings and photographs of properties in Augusta, Georgia, and Charleston and Columbia, South Carolina, and several unidentified images.


  • 1916-1920


Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.

Administrative/Biographical History

The Mackle Construction Company was a leading builder of residential and commercial property in the southeast. The company was founded by Frank E. Mackle, Sr. in Jacksonville, Florida in 1908. Mackle subsequently operated as a general contractor in the cities of Birmingham, Atlanta, and Nashville. His company was first listed in the Atlanta City Directory in 1911 as Mackle-Crawford Construction Company on 26 Stewart Avenue with S. R. Crawford as president and F. E. Mackle as secretary and treasurer. The name was changed in 1913 to Mackle Construction Company and remained the same until 1921, which is the last year the company appeared in the directory. The Atlanta office was located in the Grant Building from 1913-1921. In 1938, Mackle moved to Florida and managed the company along with his sons Frank, Jr., Robert, and Elliott. After the death of Frank Mackle, Sr. in 1941, his sons managed the company and builder of post-war housing in Florida.


84 image(s)



Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is alphabetical according to titles supplied by staff.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Robert Mackle, Jr., 1989 (1989.014) .

General Physical Description note

84 sepia photographic prints

Processing Information

Collection processed in 2007.

Mackle Construction Company Photographs, 1916-1920ahc.VIS 159
Inventory prepared by Paul Crater
August 2009
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Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305